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[Home Movie: Unidentified Family, Birthday celebration]


Published 1930



Description:
In this home movie, an unidentified Chinese family is celebrating the birthday of the patriarch, an elderly gentleman wearing a dark suit with two pins on his lapels. The patriarch can be seen holding a plaque of a gold peach, a symbol of longevity. The theme of longevity continues throughout this home movie by three paintings shown in the film. The first painting depicts a pair of cranes, symbols of longevity, on a pine tree, another set of longevity. The second painting is a pheasant, another symbol of longevity, with peonies, a symbol of wealth. The third painting shows the Chinese character, Shou, which means longevity, in a floral d├ęcor.


Source: Film: 16mm; 150 ft

Credits:
Digitized by Movette Film Transfer in collaboration with Sprocket Film and the Center for Asian American Media, made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of these organizations and no official endorsement should be inferred.

Rights:
Rights are owned by the Center of Asian American Media (CAAM) and The Exploratorium. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


Audio/Visual Silent, Black and White
Language English
Contact Information The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Davin Agatep: memoriestolight@caamedia.org. CAAM main office: (415) 863-0814. Website: www.caamedia.org/memoriestolight

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